Is Solar Right for Me?

Take the first step towards understanding your solar savings potential. With solar you can produce your own electricity, reduce your electric bill and shrink your carbon footprint.

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Find out your solar savings potential based on your rooftop characteristics, your electricity use and available tax credits and incentives.

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View options side-by-side to understand how different scenarios impact your costs in the near-term and long-term.

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If solar seems like a good investment for you, we’re here to help you get started.

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    Please indicate what level of energy efficiency efforts you plan to make to your home prior to installing solar, recommended to maximize savings. (See examples when you select a level.)

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    Examples of Easy Improvements:

    • Install LED Lights
    • Adjust thermostat temperature

    Examples of Intermediate Improvements:

    • Purchase energy efficient appliances
    • Install insulation

    Examples of Advanced Improvements:

    • Whole House upgrade

    Here is some information about the tool.

    This tool simplifies the complexity of the solar purchase decision by making intelligent assumptions, automating the rooftop analysis and providing recommendations to get you started. The tool strives for objectivity and reasonable accuracy.

    However, there are factors that may alter results, including specific equipment attributes, complex installation scenarios, unaccounted for shading and roof obstructions, credit worthiness, specific tax situations and aesthetic preferences.

    The charts, graphs and analysis provided by this solar estimator tool are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a representation by Avista as to whether or not you should install solar.

    If you are a Washington customer, our personalized solar estimate includes the applicable U.S. federal tax credit and Washington State incentive for in-state manufactured equipment. If you are a “for profit” Washington customer, our personalized solar estimate includes the applicable U.S. federal tax credit and Washington State incentive for in-state manufactured equipment. If you would like to see an estimate that includes the Washington State incentive for out-of-state equipment, visit the Financial Settings by clicking the Solar Menu tab in the upper right hand corner of the results page.

    If you are an Idaho customer, our personalized solar estimate includes the applicable U.S. federal tax credit only. If you are a “for profit” Idaho customer, our personalized solar estimate includes the applicable U.S. federal tax credit only.